Department of Ethics and Religion- Activities
Activities conducted by the Department of Ethics and Religion
1. Seminar on Equal Rights for Dalit Christians
A one-day Seminar on Equal Rights for Dalit Christians was organized by the Department of Ethics and Religion on 28th June 2014 in the College Seminar Hall. The seminar is jointly organized by the Department and CBSI Office for SC/BC and APBC Commission for SC/ST and BC.
The Key note address was given by Fr A.X.J. Bosco, SJ. Issues related to the equal rights and discrimination of Dalit Christians were discussed and awareness was created among the participants. Apart from the selected students of the College, SC, ST, and BC youth from Eluru, Tenali and other areas attended the Seminar.
In a lively interactive session, Fr Shailendra, SJ explained the history of Youth and Human Rights movements and underlined the need for struggle for equal rights. Fr Deva Sahayam Raj, Secretary, SC/BC Commission, CBCI, spoke on the threat and opportunities of Dalit Christians. Fr Selwyn, SJ, Ex-National AICUF Chaplain, examined the current national youth scenario and youth involvement.
DC Youth.net, a website offering knowledge on various resources and supportive material, was launched by Fr Ravi Shekhar, SJ, Rector, Andhra Loyola College.
After lunch the participants were divided into groups and came up with various evaluations, observations and plans of action of the issue. The reporting session was very rewarding. The Seminar concluded with Mr.Aariz Mohammad giving his analysis of youth cooperation in India.
2. Guest Lecture
A Guest Lecture was organized by the Department of Ethics and Religion on 25th August 2014 for the II and III year students on the topic “Social Justice”. Prof Y. Ashok Kumar, Asst Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Work, Acharya Nagarjuna University delivered the lecture..
The speaker brought out the essentials of the concept of social justice through the case study of the difficulties faced by the weaving communities in Andhra Pradesh. Mr D. Praveen, Dean of Student Activities, presided over the Lecture. Mr.K.V Vijaya Babu, H.o.D. Political Science, summed up the content of the lecture. Earlier, Dr Job Sudarshan, Head of the Department of Ethics and Religion, introduced the topic and its importance. Dr.Mrs. Leena Jessie, Mr.C.Ravindra Raju, faculty of the History Department and Mr R. John, Coordinator, ALERT and others were present.
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